Product Watch: Replacement Windows

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Homeowners replace windows for many reasons. In most cases, the decision hinges on energy efficiency and appearance. Manufacturers offer a broad selection of replacement windows.

July 01, 2001

Homeowners replace windows for many reasons. In most cases, the decision hinges on energy efficiency and appearance. Manufacturers offer a broad selection of replacement windows.

Replacement windows can be custom-ordered in virtually any shape and style, including picture windows, radius top, arch top, casements, awnings, and quarter, half and full round windows.

When recommending a style to a homeowner, consider the home’s character. Divided-light windows are best suited for traditional-style homes. To create a more contemporary look, casements, sliders and awnings work well. For spacious rooms or rooms where the homeowner wants to emphasize height, arched and round-top windows are good choices. Stacking windows and mixing styles can add interest.

When suggesting replacement windows to homeowners, be sure to consider the surrounding conditions such as noise, climate and light, as well as the manufacturer’s track record and warranty.

Also, examine a window’s U-factor. The lower the U-factor, the more efficient the window. Most window manufacturers use U-factors when rating their windows, but all ratings might not be based on the same factors. Some manufacturers give ratings for the center of the glass, while others calculate the rating for the entire window, including the frame. Be certain to compare similar ratings.

Pozzi: Silicone slide buttons, a nylon sash shoe, cam-action locks and die-cast sash handles contribute to the fingertip glide of the Horizontal Gliding Window. The operating sash features a retainer clip that facilitates cleaning. The weatherstripping system combines bulb and Q-LON technologies with a sash track system to minimize air leaks and prevent water entrance. Supply: dealers. Contact: 800/257-9663 ext. PR-037

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Owens Corning: The Mosaic 9500 vinyl replacement window features a terrained solid silicone spacer designed to force conduction currents on an indirect path and reduce energy loss. The 1-inch glass installed in the package is Low-E/argon-filled glass. In addition, the insulating glass unit penetrates 3/4 of an inch into the sash. Various style, color and grid options are available. Supply: dealers. Contact: 800/GET-PINK

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Vetter: Wood windows in this new line include thousands of shapes, sizes and configurations. All exterior wood components are factory-primed, treated with a wood preservative and have extruded aluminum cladding. Vinyl window offerings include ProV windows, ProV Replacement windows and the Project Series. Supply: distributors. Contact: 800/VETTER-2

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PeachTree: The R-glass fixed decorative glass window lets in sunlight while affording privacy, the company says. The R-glass look combines ripple, Baroque and granite glass bordered by beveled glass and brass caming. Supply: distributors/dealers. Contact: 800/PEACH99

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Simonton Windows: Urethane foam fill is designed to provide built-in insulation and improved energy efficiency for vinyl replacement windows. Available on Impressions 7500 windows, the optional insulating foam is inserted into many chambers inside a window frame, reducing heat transfer loss caused by convection and air currents. The filled frame also insulates against temperature fluctuations. The foam increases the window’s strength and overall integrity, the company says. Supply: distributors. Contact: 800/542-9118

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Semco Windows: The NRG Sav’r double-hung replacement kit is designed for installation of new energy-efficient windows. The system uses the existing frame, and installations are done from the inside. Kits include two energy-efficient sashes with primed or extruded aluminum-clad exteriors and two vinyl compression balances for operational ease of the sash. Supply: distributors. Contact: 800/333-2206

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Weather Shield: ThermoGold Low E2 glass is now used as the standard insulating glass option in all product lines. The glass provides improved thermal performance and enhanced shading coefficients, which help keep a house warmer in winter and cooler in summer, the company says. Gold particles, undetectable to the human eye, are manufactured directly into the glass. The glass reduces the harmful effects of UV rays. Supply: distributors. Contact: 800/477-6808

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Also See:

Glass Wizardry

Windows That Entertain

Window Selection Checklist

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